Recipes for Home-Made Cleaning Detergents

It’s time for spring cleaning, but you are neither willing to spend extra cash on a cleaning agency, nor spending extra cash on expensive cleaning products. Or maybe you are just tired of all the chemical-filled products on the current market, and want to use something more eco-friendly. Look no more. Your home already contains a dozen of things you can use to make your very own cleaning detergents that will save you the price of a green professional cleaner. Just go to your kitchen and follow this guide.

Dish cleaner

This may sound like something complicated, but the whole dust is actually powdered lemon drink. Fill a fourth of a teacup with it and start stirring. No stain is an impossible stain as the citric acid in the powder will eat through any dirt your dishes may accumulate.

Another dish cleaner

If you are not a fan of the citrus approach, worry not. There is another way. Mix small cups of baking soda, borax and salt. Dip a sponge or cloth into the mixture and apply to dishes until clean. After that make the mixture again with slightly less quantity of ingredients, and add vinegar. Rinse the dishes with the new mixture for a full effect.

All-surface cleaner

If your counters, cabinets, tables, refrigerator, and other kitchen appliances need a good scrub to freshen them up, your solution is simple: get a big bowl, pour in it warm water and a few spoons of baking soda and your cleaner is complete. Apply to a cloth, wipe, or sponge and scrub away for a cleaner kitchen.

Grease cleaner

Floor and oven cleaning for annoying greasy stains was never easier. Get a one-gallon container, fill it with water and add soapy ammonia. Mix until you get the frothiness out, dip a sponge or mop and wipe away at the grease. Once you feel the surface has had enough scrubbing, rinse with water for a complete job.

Glass cleaner

If you need to add some shine to your murky window panes or have to remove some mirror stains, just follow these instructions: take out a bowl and mix a couple of cups of water with half a cup of vinegar, and a quarter cup of rubbing alcohol. Apply to cloth and start wiping clean the glass surfaces. If you also want some nice smelling windows, you could add to the mixture some essential oil of your taste.

Enamel cleaner

Sinks, bathtubs, and toilet bowls are quite the handful when it comes to scrubbing. They usually require specific products, but you can circumvent all that. Take half a cup of borax (sodium borate) and half a lemon. No mixtures required – merely dip the cut part of the lemon into the powder (careful with the hands, it is preferable that you use gloves) and start scrubbing the enamel surface. Once you feel that it is sufficiently clean, rinse it with water.

Floor cleaner

Floor cleaning is a huge drag when it comes to removing tougher stains. But, again, you don’t need chemical-heavy detergents for that. Take out a bucket. Add hot water, a cup of vinegar and baking soda, and a tablespoon of borax. Stir, dip, apply. The mopping should prove successful after the first few streaks. You could even add some essential oil of your taste for a nice fragrance.

Laundry detergent

How adventurous do you feel? Have you ever tried to clean your clothes with something else besides laundry powder? Well, now is your chance. Take a bar of ivory soap, place it in a container that could safely go into a microwave and heat it up until it transforms into foam. Take it out, stir to get some small pieces of new type of soap and add borax and washing powder, and stir again. Place in a sealed container and use a few tablespoons every time you load up laundry.

Fabric softener

Speaking of laundry do you know what you never thought could be used as a softener? Vinegar! That’s right, add vinegar to your clothes for a softer feel, and if you are afraid of that vinegar smell, simply add a few drops of essential oil for a fragrance of your liking.

These are just some of the many products you can do yourself in your own kitchen. Safe yourself some money and be eco-friendly as you go through the house cleaning process with ease.

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